In these hot days, thoughts of the cooling properties of green tea come to mind. Raw pu’er, particularly the young stuff, less than 10 yrs, is slightly oxidized and is in fact a green tea insofar as oxidation is concerned.
Bow Village 2013 is an organic selection hailing from one of the Six Great Mountains as designated in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). As with other Yi Wu Mt. teas, it possesses a light astringency, light vegetal flavour in the initial infusions, and what has been described as a characteristic butteriness. Let me know if you’re interested in a free sample. I’ve tasted comparable teas that sold for over $90/cake. This one sells for 1/2 that and get 10% off until the 15th of June.
If you’re interested in complexity then Silver Peacock 2012 is what your might want to consider. This tea might have great aging potential, possessing bitter, sweet, and smoky notes. Hailing from the Ban Zhang region of Bu-lang Mt, this bitter flavour is highly regarded and a matter of intent. There are some broken leaves at the center of the cake, a flaw that makes it a virtual steal at $29, also 10% off till 15th June. Free sample available.
One oz portions of either tea are also available.